October 2023: Help Shape Our City - our engagement projects

    Published 25 October 2023
    We're providing an overview of proposed Council projects that we're seeking your feedback on as well as a list of upcoming engagements and the status of recent projects where we've engaged the community.

    Thank you to everyone who provided feedback to help shape our initiatives. Your input is important for us to ensure we provide the best services. Your knowledge and understanding of how Council initiatives are working will help us to improve and to make Port Phillip a great place to live, work and visit. We look forward to your thoughts, insights and feedback.

    Projects seeking your feedback

    Proposed lease of the Port Phillip EcoCentre

    The redevelopment of the EcoCentre in the St Kilda Botanical Gardens is underway and due for completion in mid-2024. Once completed, it's proposed that the EcoCentre facility be leased to Port Phillip EcoCentre Incorporated for a period of up to 15 years. 

    Provide your feedback by midnight Monday 6 November. 

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    Improving road and pedestrian safety on Inkerman Street

    Inkerman Street has a high number of crashes compared to other Council-managed roads, with 33 recorded crashes between St Kilda Road and Hotham Street in the five years to June 2022. 14 of these crashes resulted in serious injury. Help improve safety by choosing a concept design you’d like to see delivered.  

    Provide your feedback by midnight Thursday 23 November.

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    Upcoming Projects

    Reinvigorating shopping on Acland Street, St Kilda

    Acland Street is well-loved shopping strip in our City, and we want to reinvigorate this precinct with a great range of businesses where our community and visitors will love to shop. We'll be asking you about how you currently shop on Acland Street, the kinds of businesses you'd like to shop at in the future, as well as hear about your ideas that would benefit Acland Street in general.  

    A safe and accessible South Melbourne Market  

    We’ll be asking for your feedback on how we can improve the public space around the market and how it integrates with the surrounding streets.

    Elwood Reserve – upgrade to change rooms and toilet facilities 

    To keep up with demand, and to ensure the safety of all users, we are proposing to construct a temporary building to house new facilities including two club users’ change rooms and four all gender toilets. We'll be asking for your feedback on the proposal soon.

    New pump track at RF Julier Reserve, Port Melbourne

    In 2022, we asked for your thoughts on the possibility of a pump track (an asphalt circular track with bumps and jumps) at RF Julier Reserve, for people of all ages and abilities to enjoy. Based on strong community support, we are now progressing with the project. A draft concept plan has been developed and you will be able to provide your feedback on it. 

    Review of the Heritage controls in the Elwood Heritage Precinct

    We’ll be reviewing the heritage controls (Heritage Overlay 8) to a number of properties around Glen Huntly and Ormond Roads in Elwood and asking for your feedback.

    Stay Informed on Past Projects

    Thank you to those who provided feedback on previous projects. We're busy analysing and collating your feedback. All project pages on Have Your Say will be updated with a full engagement report as soon as it is available.

    Little Page Reserve play space upgrade, Albert Park

    Following community consultation on the draft concept design earlier this year, construction of the play space and renewal of the reserve at Little Page Reserve will commence late October and be finalised by late November 2023. Little Page Reserve | Have Your Say Port Phillip.

    Hewison Reserve play space upgrade, East St Kilda

    Construction on the play space at Hewison Reserve is due to commence mid 2024. If you would like to see how community feedback shaped this project, you can view the Engagement Summary Report on our Have Your Say page: Hewison Reserve Upgrade | Have Your Say Port Phillip.

    New netball courts at Elder Smith Reserve, Port Melbourne

    Your feedback, collected earlier this year, has helped shape the Elder Smith netball courts and pavilion. You can read the Elder Smith Reserve netball facility community engagement summary report. Construction is expected to commence in May 2024. Elder Smith Reserve Netball Courts, Port Melbourne | Have Your Say Port Phillip.